Spokane Valley, WA Real Estate

Spokane Valley WA Real Estate Overview

Spokane Valley Wa lies along both banks of the beautiful Spokane River. Nature lovers can enjoy the river within minutes anywhere in the city. Spokane Valley’s central location makes it the ideal jumping off point to enjoy outdoor adventures throughout the Inland Northwest. Fish, paddle or raft any of the 76 lakes and rivers that surround Spokane Valley. World-class skiing can be found at five regional resorts and 260 days of sunshine a year enhance your swing at dozens of public and private golf courses within a short drive from Spokane Valley. Bike, walk, or stroll the Centennial Trail, a paved trail that stretches for 37 miles to the Idaho border and beyond. Hike through 55 acres at Mirabeau Point Park. There is something to do in every season.

Spokane Valley is a city in Spokane County, Washington, United States, and the largest suburb of Spokane. It is located east of Spokane, west of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho and surrounds the town of Millwood on three sides. The city incorporated as the City of Spokane Valley on March 31, 2003. The Washington State Office of Financial Management estimates the city’s population as 94,919 as of 2015. Spokane Valley is named after the valley of the Spokane River, in which it is located. Before becoming an incorporated city, the area was and still is referred to as "The Valley" by residents of the Spokane Metro Area.For thousands of years, the Spokane Valley area was populated by members of the Upper Band of the Interior Salish Indians, calling themselves “Sn-tutuul-i”, the meaning of which is not known. In about 1783, fur traders from the North West Company began traveling through the area. They called these Indians the “Spokanes” which has been interpreted as meaning “Children of the Sun.” The Spokanes were a peaceful people, on friendly terms with neighboring tribes and later the fur traders and missionaries who came to the area. They fished salmon, hunted game, and ate camassia roots and berries they gathered.

Despite their many years of acceptance of the white settlers, and the calming influence of Chief Garry (sometimes Spokan Garry), the Spokanes protested the loss of their lands by joining in the Indian Rebellion of 1857. The final battle, in 1858, culminated in the Spokane Valley with the destruction of over 800 of their horses, their food, and teepees. The Spokanes were eventually forced from the lands of their ancestors to a reservation north of the Spokane River, just west of the Spokane area.

The first permanent white settler in the Spokane Valley was a retired French-Canadian trapper, Antoine Plante, who built a small cabin near the Spokane River in 1849. Plante ran a small Hudson's Bay Company trading post in the home he shared with his American Indian wife and family. In 1850, Plante constructed and operated the first ferry across the Spokane River, the only means of crossing the river in the area. It was used for transportation across the river by Fort Colville military personnel, U.S. Army surveyors, and miners traveling to western Montana and southeastern British Columbia.

In 1862, A. C. "Charley" Kendall established a store on the north side of the Spokane River. A bridge to cross the river at Kendall's store was soon built by Joe Herring, Timothy Lee, and Ned Jordan in 1864. A small community, known as Spokane Bridge, began to build up near the bridge. M. M. Cowley took over the holdings of Charley Kendall in 1872, including the bridge, a trading post and a log hotel.

Interestingly, the history of the settlement of the Spokane Valley predates the history of the city of Spokane, Washington. Spokane Valley holds many of the “firsts” for the Spokane area. In addition to being home to the area’s first settler, Antoine Plante, the Spokane Valley had the first business and first ferry in 1850; the first store (1862) and bridge (1864); the first house (1866); and the first post office (1867). All these firsts occurred before the 1873 arrival of James N. Glover, considered the founding father of Spokane.




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Spokane Valley WA Real Estate Stats

Average Price in Spokane Valley: $271,831  County Average: $343,899

Average Taxes in Spokane Valley: $2,531  County Average: $1,580

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Spokane Valley: $108  County Average: $127

Average Walkscore in Spokane Valley: 26  County Average: 32

Average Year Built in Spokane Valley: 1981  County Average: 1972

Average Days on Website in Spokane Valley: 57  County Average: 56

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Neighborhoods in Spokane Valley WA

Alderwood Estates Aspen Creek Hunters Run
Opportunity Pine Rock Ridge Ponderosa
Ridgemont Estates River Crossing Shelley Lake
Timberlane Terrace Twin Bridges

Areas in Spokane Valley WA

A110-069 A110-070 A110-071
A110-075 A110-077 A110-078
A110-079 A110-080 A110-081
A110-082 A110-083 A110-084
A110-113 A110-150 A112-085
A112-140 A140-064 A140-065
A140-066 A140-067 A140-138
A142-086 A210-074 A211-089

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Pending before listed. pre sale at mica view. the madison split entry with unfinished lower level...

Beautiful home with hickory cabinets and doors throughout...

Wonderful home situated in the central valley school district...

Located on almost 1/2 acre all privacy fenced, 2015 build w/ open concept on main floor, 4 bedroom, 3 baths, 2 car garage (sheetrocked and taped), stainless steel appliances, eating bar/island & spacious dining area...

Great business location, 128' of frontage on trent...

Large 3br 2ba rancher style duplex built in 2008. open floor plan with vaulted ceilings, lots of windows, central a/c and a private deck...

Fantastic one-level living with 63x20 gunite pool for lap swims &parties...

Light, bright, spacious & cv school district! split w/4 beds & 2 baths on nearly 1/3 acre...

Veniently located near everything you need in the Spokane Valley and a short drive to downtown spokane. from its location just west ...

32 acres located in the heart of Spokane Valley, west of bella vista...

Gorgeous shelley lake waterfront rancher! nearly 4000 meticulously maintained square feet, gleaming hardwoods, cathedral ceilings and an incredible view of the lake...

Ht walkout lower level with fabulous views of the Spokane Valley. huge island kitchen with tons of built-ins and pull-outs, cherry cabinets, stainless ...

Situated in a desirable south-valley location, this home greets visitors with updated vinyl siding, new roof and private backyard with a new fence, deck and patio...

this dream home is in the pefect location with close and easy access to Spokane Valley and cda. great room with valley views has cathedral ceiling...

large kitchen and dining room that leads out to the lovely deck and meticulously cared for yard. you won't find a better value in the Spokane Valley....

Quality-built, newer duplex with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and 1812 sq ft on each side...

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daylight rancher will have 4 bd, 3ba, 4 gar, 180+ degree view of spokane & Spokane Valley. home does feature granite counter tops, wood wrapped windows, hardwood floors, solid craftsman door...

Double wide in arbor grove 55+ park. large oversized one car garage, all drywall, taped & textured...

Move in ready! clean, well maintained! amazing property that is priced to sell...

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Alex Ganea
1009 N Washington St. Suite B
Spokane, WA